Peterbergkapelle chapel on mount Peterberg near Braunshausen
The 584-metre-high mount Peterberg has been considered a weather mountain since ancient times. In pre-Christian times, it was dedicated to the god Donar, and in later times, it was said to be inhabited by weather witches. At the site where the chapel is located today, there used to be a sanctuary dedicated to weather god Saint Peter for several centuries.
A wooden chapel was built on mount Peterberg in the 13th century. From 1578, a 'free market' was held every year on Peterberg on the Monday after the Assumption Day. The market was first moved to Sötern in the 17th century, but then completely abandoned in 1838 due to "drunkenness, brawls and gambling". The chapel fell into disrepair when the market was closed. It was not rebuilt until 1983.
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